On Monday, Oct. 16, Alberici and Flintco participated in the ribbon-cutting ceremony at McConnell Air Force Base to celebrate completion of a massive three-hangar complex for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The hangars represent the largest portion of more than $250 million in new construction undertaken at the base to prepare for the U.S. Air Force’s new fleet of KC-46A Pegasus aerial refueling and strategic transport aircraft.
Joining Col. Josh Olson of the 22nd Air Refueling Wing, several distinguished visitors spoke at the ceremony and showed support for the project. They included Sen. Jerry Moran of Kansas; Brig. Gen. Steven Bleymaier, Headquarters Air Mobility Command Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection director; and Dr. James Hearn, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Northwestern Division regional business directorate.
Construction of the KC-46A hangars at McConnell began in 2014 and combine to feature 389,000 total square feet of new high-bay hangars with clear span superstructures reaching heights of 100 feet. To construct these massive structures, Alberici/Flintco and joint venture partner, Archer Western/Wash Federal, installed 509,000 pieces of steel with a combined weight of 23 million pounds.